Jesus replied, I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27
Biblically defining the word “Abide” means to accept without objection or hesitation, and continue to remain stable. It further goes on to expand on this action word abide, by defying it as being fixed, in a state of love and ‘peace.’
Okay … STOP!! I know, I know!!! “Have you seen and heard all that is happening?” My circumstances are, to put it mildly…’Anything but peaceful.’
Abiding in a place with peace of mind, and heart, can keep your day to day stable. God is for you and not against you, even when the world has circumstances mounting and hope seems far away. Jesus replied to his disciples and said, “The peace I give you is a peace the world cannot give.” When we look to Jesus during the darkest times of our lives, we are abiding in Him. We are actually holding on to hope and not giving up. We will discover that we can experience courage, peace and clarity in our thoughts. Together with prayer, reading scriptures daily and most of all trusting what His word says.
We are not alone! We have a Heavenly Father that loves us so much he gave his life for us. He gave us a gift of the Holy Spirit to comfort us, to help us and guide us every moment of everyday.
May I encourage your heart today? His whisper to you, as a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver, front line worker, his loving words are clear, “Abide in me.” “Don’t be troubled or afraid.” You are in his hands, will you trust him today? Will you say yes to Jesus, and allow him to comfort you, as you Abide in him?
You, are not alone!
Author: Stacy Mueller